11 Jan Whitney & Shawn – Airlie Center Wedding – Warrenton VA Photographer
Will and I first met Whitney back in June of 2012 when she was in her matron of honor’s wedding in Greenville, NC. We see lots of bridesmaids each and every year, but Whitney is definitely the type of person that simply stands out. From the first time you meet her, you are at once at ease. She’s so very kind and friendly that it’s impossible not to like her. We were beyond excited last year when the e-mail came through letting us know that she was engaged to Shawn! From seeing her over the years, I just knew Whitney would be the perfect bride. She was super-organized from the very beginning and knew exactly what she needed to do to have her dream wedding fall into place. Well let me just tell you… Whitney’s wedding was just that: a dream come true. To have been so organized and detail oriented, Whitney was also one of the most laid-back brides I have ever known. She truly enjoyed each and every moment of her wedding day. From getting ready with her best friends, to making sure Shawn and his groomsmen enjoyed every moment of their day, to organizing the most perfect First Look, to dancing the night away with her closest family and friends, Whitney kept the most beautiful smile on her face. We don’t know Shawn quite as well as Whitney, but boy, was he an absolute pleasure to work with as well. He and his entire family are just as warm and welcoming as Whitney. What a perfect match!
Up to this point, I’ve only talked about my favorite aspect of the day, the lovely couple. But, there is much to be said about their wonderful wedding venue! Whitney and Shawn knew they wanted to get married at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. I wish I could put into words just how gorgeous this property is. Thank goodness, I have photos to help do this property justice. Not only was the main house simply gorgeous, but the Formal Gardens provided the most gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony. The Pavilion was beautifully decorated for Whitney and Shawn to dance the night away. I absolutely loved that the Whistling Swan Pub provided the perfect spot for Shawn and the groomsmen to get ready as well as for this amazing couple to have a bit of an after party. Honestly, there was nothing that I would do differently if I was planning this wedding myself. It was perfection… Simply perfection.
Enjoy these photos!